About Us

YouthInBC.com is a service operated by the Crisis Centre of BC.

What is YouthInBC.com?

YouthInBC.com is first and foremost an on-line crisis chat service, where you can chat 1-on-1 with a trained volunteer from the Crisis Centre, where our service is based.

We also have this site, with information so you can learn more on a variety of youth-related issues, as well as resources: a list of organizations and websites where you can get help.

Who is YouthInBC.com for?

It’s for youth who need a safe, respectful place to access support and information, or just someone to listen without judgment. By “youth”, we mean 25 and under, but we’ve never turned anybody away based on their age.

It’s also for parents and/or professionals who are looking for topic-specific information and resources for various youth-related issues.

What can I chat about?

Anything you need to! People chat about lots of different issues: suicide, sexuality, depression and stress, relationship conflicts and much, much more.

How do I chat?

If it’s during our hours (that’s noon to 1 am Pacific Time), the large button in the centre of the homepage will say “CHAT NOW“. Click that to go to our “Pre-Chat Survey”, then hit the “Submit” button at the bottom to request a chat.

If it says “OFFLINE“, we’re closed for the moment.  You can also browse the site for other information and supporting resources, too.